Trains to Brighton

Brighton Seaside

Trains to Brighton

Just 47 miles south of London is the seaside resort of Brighton, famous for its pier and pavilion. Brighton is not just sand-by-the-sea, it is a very popular for hosting conferences, exhibitions and trade-fairs. They are a host of enterprise level organisations operating out of the town, but it also has a thriving start-up scene especially in the digital sector.

Popular Train Trips to Brighton

Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Southern are the main train operating companies that run routes to Brighton. It’s under an hour form London by train and just under one and half hours from Gatwick Airport.

Below is a list of the most popular trains to Manchester from around the country –



London Victoria


Gatwick Airport








Use our journey planner to search for the routes, times and prices that match your requirements best.

Cheap Tickets to Brighton

There are multiple ways of saving money on train tickets to Brighton such as booking directly through National Rail to avoid booking fees. One of the best ways to save a few pounds is to buy a Railcard. There are currently eight available cards, each caters for different groups e.g. 16-25-year olds, Family and Friends or Senior Citizens. The Railcard usually offers up to 1/3 off the ticket price depending on your time of travel.

Whilst you’re in Brighton…

Brighton is not just a pier, there is lots to do and see; here are the top picks:


Thinking to see the Taj Mahal but don’t fancy the flight? Well Brighton has own inspired version known as the Royal Pavilion. Built for King George IV as a seaside pleasure palace it has lavish oriental interiors, an Indian Military Hospital museum and one of the very few fully restored regency gardens in the UK.


If you love a bit of childhood memorabilia then head down to the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. Established in 1991 the museum has over ten thousand toys and models. Miniature train stations, Spitfires and Meccano exhibits will take you back to the golden era of toy making.


A visit to a seaside resort would not be complete without some fish and chips, and if you want a twist on the classic greasy newspaper wrapping try out BeFries, who serve up not British, but fluffy Belgian fries. Hand cut daily from a special variety of potato and fried twice; sounds good, right? Making it even better is a selection of one hundred sauces to choose from; mouth-watering!

Whatever you decide to do whilst you’re in Brighton, your trip starts by finding the most suitable journey, you can do this right now by searching on the National Rail journey planner.



Last updated:   18 December 2019